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How To Send WhatsApp Messages With Siri In iOS 10

Whatsapp icon on iPhone with the voice bar of the virtual voice assistant SiriThe newest version of the Messenger service WhatsApp involves Apple’s virtual voice assistant Siri. It means: Now iOS 10 users have the option to send WhatsApp messages and start video calls by using Siri after the WhatsApp update. So in the future iPhone and WhatsApp users literally don’t have to lift a finger anymore. Below we show you how this feature works.

One of the most exciting benefits of the iOS 10 is definitely the integration of Siri into third-party provider apps. Now the chat service WhatsApp used the virtual voice assistant and included it in the own application.



To use Siri for WhatsApp messages, you have to make sure, that you have installed iOS 10 and the latest version of WhatsApp. You can upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10 in your Settings under the section General → Software update. After doing this upgrade, go to your App Store app, tap on the tab “Updates”. Have a look, if there is a new version available. You should install the newest version now, if you haven’t done yet.

In addition you have to allow WhatsApp to use Siri. You can do this in your Settings. Choose Siri → App Support and tap the button next to “WhatsApp”.

Three screenshots are giving instruction, how to enable Siri for Whatsapp messaging

Sending WhatsApp messages with Siri

Siri will guide you step-by-step through the procedure of sending a text message to one of your contacts. After telling Siri, that you want to send a WhatsApp message, Siri will ask you who you want to send a message to. Then she will ask you, what you want to tell the certain person. Afterwards Siri will verify the message and to finally send the message, you have to tap on the “Send” button or loudly say “Send”.

Three screenshots to show how Siri guides you through the process of sending a message to a contact.

If it doesn’t work for you, you probably updated to the newest WhatsApp version before upgrading your iPhone to iOS 10. Then you should get the following note:


In our article “How To Fix That Siri Can’t Send WhatsApp Messages” we show you, what you can do to make it work.

With the new option to send WhatsApp messages with Siri, the communication via WhatsApp has become way more convenient with iOS 10.